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" have the right, title, and benefit of succession to me in the samen, with and
under the conditions, provisions, reservations, restrictions and limitations to be
" contained in the said Nomination or Declaration, and being now fully resolved
" to make the said Nomination, To the effect that the heretable right, fee and
" succession of all my lands, liveing and estate after specified presently pertaining
" to me, or which shall happen to accresce, pertain and belong to me at any
" time hereafter, be established in the persons successive after mentioned, with
" and under the express conditions, limitations and restrictions after specified
" — Therefore and for the special love and favour which I bear to Mrs. Jean
:< Ruthven, my lawful youngest sister procreat betwixt the deceast Thomas
" Lord Ruthven my father and Dam Isabella Balfour my mother, and others
" underwritten, and for sundrie other onerous causes and good considerations
" moveing me, Witt ye me To have nominated and designed and be the tenor
" hereof with and under the express conditions, reservations, provisions,
" restrictions and limitations after specified, and no otherwayes, I nominate and
" designe the said Mrs. Jean Ruthven and the heirs male lawfully to be
" begotten of her body (they assuming and taking on them the sirname and
" armes of Ruthven and bearing and using the same without any change
' thereof) in manner after mentioned — and failzeing of heirs male lawfully to
" be begotten of her body, the eldest daughter or heir female lawfully to be
" begotten of the body of the said Mrs. Jean Ruthven but division, and
■' failzeing of her and the heirs male and female lawfully to be begotten of her
' body, In that case the next eldest daughter and heir female immediately
"younger (but division likeways) to be lawfully begotten of the said Mrs.
" Jean Ruthven her bodie, and sua furth failzieing of the eldest to the
" immediate younger daughter frae daughter and heir female to daughter and
' heir female successive, so long as there shall be any succession or person
" extant lawfully procreat of the said Mrs. Jean Ruthven her body, They
" always bearing the sirname and arms of Ruthven, as said is, and observing
' the haill other conditions and provisions after specified in manner under-
" written — Which failzieing Dam Anna Ruthven now Lady Craigends, and the
" heirs male lawfully gotten or to be gotten of her body (they assuming the
' uame and arms of Ruthven as said is) whilks failzieing Isabella Ruthven,
" daughter to Sir Francis Ruthven of Reid castle Knight, procreat betwixt the
" said Sir Francis and the deceast Dam Elizabeth Ruthven, my lawful second
" Sister, and the heirs male of her bodie, and failzieing of heirs male lawfully
" to be begotten of the said Isabella Ruthven her body The eldest daughter
" or heir female lawfully to be begotten of the said Isabella her body, but
" division, and faillzieing of her and the hens male and female to be begotten
" of her body, In that case the next eldest daughter and heir female imme-
'• diately younger, but division, to be begotten of the said Isabella Ruthven
" her bodie, and sua forth failzieing of the eldest to the immediately younger,
" from daughter and heir female to daughter and heir female successive, so
" long as there shall be any succession or person extant lawfully procreat of
" the said Isabella Ruthven her body — They always bearing and useing the
" sirname and arms of Ruthven as said is, which failzeing " to certain other
heirs therein named. Then follows a description of the lands of Freeland and
others, and various declarations and provisions to be observed by the heirs
nominated by virtue of " this present nomination or any other nomination or
" declaration to be subscribed by me in their favours."

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